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ecr resources

Welcome to the Early Career Researcher resource page for the Society for Mental Health Research. We have gathered some resources to help you navigate the pre and postdoctoral pathway. We hope you find these resources useful.

If you have any suggestions or recommendations for this page, please contact the SMHR Early Career Representatives: Dr. Natacha Carragher and Dr. Emma Barkus via the Contact Page

Training resources and events

The Analysis Factor is an excellent site for those wishing to improve or refine their stats skills: Interested researchers can sign up to newsletters for stats tips and news, or watch the free webinar

Also, the recently launched Data Analysis Brown Bag includes monthly training sessions and discounts to other programs, and allows you to ask statistical questions from the experts:


The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) offer a wide program of qualitative and quantitative training:


Websites of interest

Useful resources


Job Opportunities


Mentoring Program

SMHR believes that mentoring is an important aspect of career development. The early career researcher mentorship program provides early career researchers with the opportunity to receive mentoring from more experienced academics/clinicians in the field of mental health for 12 months.

Further details are available here

Grant funding

 Below are potential sources of funding. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

  •  Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing (DOHA)
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Rotary Health
  • Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation
  • BUPA Health Foundation Grant
  • Cancer Institute of New South Wales
  • Criminology Research Council
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Health Administration Corporation
  • Health Reform Transitional Organisation Southern
  • Healthway (WA)
  • Ian Webster travel awards and scholarships 
  • L'Oreal Australia
  • Lyndon Community
  • National Institute of Health
  • National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • NSW Department of Health
  • Open Society Institute
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • World Bank Group
  • World Health Organisation

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